Kelly Rizzo, the widow of beloved actor and comedian Bob Saget, got emotional as she opened up about her final communication with her late husband in an interview that aired Thursday on the “Today” show.
“I was just very grateful that it was all, ‘I love you so much,’” Rizzo told “Today” show host Hoda Kotb. “I think I said, ‘I love you dearly,’ and he said, ‘I love you endlessly.’ And then I said, ‘I can’t wait to see you tomorrow.’ … It was all very – it was just all love.”
Rizzo, a food and travel blogger, married Saget in 2018, two years after the pair met on Instagram.
“He was just the best man I’ve ever known in my life,” Rizzo said. “He was just so kind and so wonderful.”
Authorities found Saget dead Jan. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, one day after he performed what would be his final stand-up comedy show in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Rizzo told the “Today” show that Saget was “thrilled to be back out on the road” and making people laugh amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“The weight of everything going on in the world right now … it was just weighing very heavily on him, and that was why he felt more compelled than ever to make people laugh and bring people together,” she said. “He did it up until the very last moments.”
Friends and family laid Saget to rest last week in a private funeral in Los Angeles. Rizzo said she spoke during the memorial and that the outpouring of support she’s received since her husband’s death has bolstered her in the wake of his sudden passing.
“I was just telling some of my family that today’s a little bit -- there’s a little more of a sense of calm,” she said. “I think you get to the point where your body will physically just not let you cry anymore – or at least, (not) all day. Still every second is … horrible. But you start to come to terms with it a little bit.”
She said that she was grateful that she and Saget made the most of their time together.
“Every second that we had together was just maximized to the fullest,” she said. “There was nothing, you know, left unsaid and left on the table, so those are things that I’m just trying to hold on to.”
The cause of Saget’s death remained unclear Thursday, although officials said they found no signs of foul play, trauma or drug use, according to WFTV.
Saget is survived by Rizzo; his children, Aubrey Saget, Jennifer Belle Saget and Lara Melanie Saget; and his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.
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